About TBSHS : The Governors

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The Governors of the Bishop's Stortford High School are responsible for setting and maintaining the ethos and strategic direction of the School. In so doing they act as critical friends of the School in order the better to enable the School to provide each pupil with the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential within a caring Christian environment.

Governors are appointed from various sections of the wider Community in order to ensure a balanced and objective view of the School and its aims and to secure the attainment of these aims. The Governors fulfil their function through a formalised committee structure with the working committees, in turn, reporting to the full Governing Body.

The School is mindful of and grateful for the role played by the Governors and the Governors, in turn, appreciate the enthusiastic support which they received from the School Community. It is indeed the enthusiasm of the staff (teaching and non-teaching) which symbolises the drive and determination of TBSHS and distinguishes it from other educational establishments. It is this enthusiasm which enables the School to provide a truly all-round education within the National Curriculum and, uniquely, the outstanding array of extra curricular activities.

The present Governors of the School would also acknowledge the enormous contribution to the life of the School made by previous Governors and especially by past Chairmen, Rodney Stock, Dame Betty Paterson, Stanley Price, Jim Tee, Joanna McKee, Rosemary Jones and Dan McCarthy.

Do please make full use of this website and, indeed, the Governing Body in order the better to understand the factors which set this School apart. Please feel free to approach any of the Governors if there are any topics which would you like to discuss with them or upon which you would welcome further information from them. In the meantime, thank you for directing your time and interest to TBSHS.

Alan Fordham
Chairman of Governors
NB : Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view various Governing Body documents.

As advertised in the bulletin to parents and on the school website, nominations were recently invited for two parent governor vacancies: one with effect from November and the other with effect from January 2018

Three nominations were received as follows:

Debbie Hepworth
Ian Casey
Jason Haigh (who indicated that at this stage he could commit only to a 12 month term rather than the usual 4 year term) 

It has been agreed to proceed as follows:

  • Debbie Hepworth will serve a second 4 year term as a parent governor with immediate effect.
  • As he has indicated that he is able to commit to a further 12 months only at this stage, Jason Haigh will become a co-opted governor on expiry of his current term of office as a parent governor in January.
  • Ian Casey will succeed Jason as a new parent governor in January.

These changes to the membership of the Governing Body will be ratified at the meeting scheduled for February.

Parents are asked to bear in mind that a further parent governor vacancy will arise in March 2018. This will be advertised nearer the time and parents are strongly encouraged to consider standing.

If any parents would like further information about what is involved in becoming a parent governor, please contact me either c/o the school (reception) or email me janeayates@gmail.com

Jane Yates (Mrs)
Clerk to the Governors, TBSHS"
29th November 2017
To Contact our Governors


Please email office@tbshs.org and write - 'Please forward to (name)' in the title.